Abhayadana, Abhayadāna, Abhaya-dana: 5 definitions
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Marathi-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The Molesworth Marathi and English Dictionary
abhayadāna (अभयदान).—n (S) Granting assurance of security or impunity.Source: DDSA: The Aryabhusan school dictionary, Marathi-English
abhayadāna (अभयदान).—n Granting assurance of security or impunity.
Marathi is an Indo-European language having over 70 million native speakers people in (predominantly) Maharashtra India. Marathi, like many other Indo-Aryan languages, evolved from early forms of Prakrit, which itself is a subset of Sanskrit, one of the most ancient languages of the world.
Sanskrit-English dictionarySource: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Abhayadāna (अभयदान).—giving a promise, assurance, or guarantee of safety or protection (from danger); सर्वप्रदानेष्वभयप्रदानम् (sarvapradāneṣvabhayapradānam) (pradhānam) Pt.1.29; सर्वतः प्रतिगृह्णीयान्मध्वथाभयदक्षिणाम् (sarvataḥ pratigṛhṇīyānmadhvathābhayadakṣiṇām) Ms.4.247.
Derivable forms: abhayadānam (अभयदानम्).Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Shabda-Sagara Sanskrit-English Dictionary
(-naṃ) Assurance of safety or protection. E. abhaya and dāna gift.Source: Cologne Digital Sanskrit Dictionaries: Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary
Abhayadāna (अभयदान):—[=a-bhaya-dāna] [from a-bhaya] n. giving assurance of safety.
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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Part 6f - Fifteen Kinds of Conduct and Fivefold Higher Knowledge < [Chapter 7 - On Miscellany]
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Maha Prajnaparamita Sastra (by Gelongma Karma Migme Chödrön)
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